We seek conscientious volunteers to join a happy team restoring & maintaining this stunning Georgian building in the heart of the English Lake District located about 2 minutes walk from the centre of Keswick. Both our home and small business with B&B and self-catering accommodation.
We have about 3 acres of woodland, garden, river (with fishing rights) and vegetable garden. A dog, cat, chickens, ducks, guinea-pigs & geese. Jeronime a qualified and experienced EFL teacher and naturally will support your language development.
Our house is ALWAYS a very busy.
Our family loves walking the Fells, sailing, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, camping, fishing & BBQs on the Lakeside....and the rain!
Basically, if you can do it outdoors... you can do it in Keswick, the Adventure Capital of the UK.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
If you can speak intermediate English and have some of the following skills, please apply NOW!
- Gardening, grounds maintenance, vegetable garden, help with chickens & ducks.
- Cleaning and laundry : family home plus guest accommodation.
- House maintenance / DIY / Painting & decorating
- General help around a house
- Chopping logs and clearing the woodland
We love WorkAways who would like to stay long term, this gives you more opportunity to make real friends, find part-time work and really become part of a community.
We are really happy to be flexible regarding hours/days per week.
Applicants must be 21 years old or over.
If you are applying from within the EU please ensure that you have a EU health card AND that you have dental insurance as this is NOT covered by the NHS in the UK.
If you are applying from outside the EU you must have an appropriate visa and health insurance in place.
English, French, some German, some Japanese, Arabic
A lovely self-contained cottage / in the main house as part of the family OR a new caravan (mid 2016)
The cottage has one double bedroom
One single bed separated from the living area by a curtain.
Kitchen and Shower room.
Two wood burning stoves and a electric water heater.
We will provide you with a wide range of fresh food & staples every week - just give me your shopping list!
If we're cooking a big family meal, having BBQ in the garden or down by the Lake (Derwentwater) we'd love you to come along too.
Keswick has a large international community who are very welcoming
In addition, there are many thriving small community groups which are free to join and very welcoming to newcomers: theatre, street theatre, knitting, walking, climbing, chess, archery. We have bicycles, canoes, kayaks for you to borrow. The River Greta runs through our garden. Just 7 miles away is Scarfell, the highest mountain in England plus lots of other fantastic walks and climbs.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
An opportunity to spend time with a busy, fun family. The best way to learn English is by using the language everyday. Jeronimé is a qualified and very experienced EFL teacher. We are always out and about enjoying life and are happy to have you jump in our old LandRover and come with us.
You will be living with us in one of the most important literary houses in the UK and we host many visiting professors, university departments and writers of English Romantic Literature. The Lake District is home to Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ruskin and many more.
A great opportunity to really enjoy life in a classic Georgian English country house in the most beautiful part of England, improve your English and learn new skills that will be great for your CV.
25hrs per week
Please log in and visit this profile to leave your feedback.